|CGC, Dikko Abdullahi|
poultry products worth over N12 million was seized during the first week of
operation “Hawk Descend” in the South Western axis of Nigeria – Benin border, the
Nigeria Customs Service said on Thursday.
the NCS, Wale Adeniyi, said that the seizures
consist of 1,803 (One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Three) cartons of the banned
products confiscated in the operation.
made when commercial vehicles conveying the products were apprehended by
number of the seizures were made on the Iyafin Badagry waterways on the Lagoon
that stretches through the Nigeria – Benin Border.
of 975 cartons of frozen poultry products were seized by the Federal Operations
Unit, while the Seme Command made a seizure of 461 cartons.
cartons, while those made by the Oyo/Osun Command were 247 cartons, making it a
total of 1,803 cartons, the statement showed.
in its first week, the Comptroller General of Customs, Dikko Abdullahi, acknowledged the support of border communities in
effecting the seizures.
commended the communities for obliging the Customs patrol Officers reliable
intelligence about the activities of poultry products smugglers and cold room